Memphis Government

For the first time since the current form of government was adopted 55 years ago, women will wield a majority on the Memphis City Council after a trio of female candidates won office during the runoff election held on...
With details to iron out and language to be added, Shelby County Commission members kicked a proposal for a $1.1 million expansion of Memphis Inner City Rugby (MICR) at the abandoned Vance Middle School campus back to committee. While generally...
As the clock winds down on the city’s legislative calendar – and terms in office – the Memphis City Council has given first-step passage to a proposed ordinance to adjust the mayor’s salary. The affirmative vote (Nov. 21), without discussion,...
Memphis’ namesake university is the proud proprietor of a football stadium after members of the Memphis City Council Tuesday (Dec.19) agreed to transfer ownership of Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium to the University of Memphis. Council members voted 8-2-1 to transfer...
With the clock winding down on 2023, Shelby County commissioners Monday carried across the goal line a much-debated resolution to fund a $1.1 million rugby field on the site of the old Vance Middle School. After weeks of haggling and...